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Julienne Smith

SVP Upscale Development and Transactions & Asset Management

Julienne Smith
Julienne Smith is currently Senior Vice President Development – Upscale, and Transactions & Asset Management for Intercontinental Hotel Group where she oversees the company’s growth in the Americas.

Julienne was Senior Vice President Development & Owner Relations for Hyatt Hotels Corporation from 2014 until 2019 where she was responsible for the franchised and managed development of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels in the United States and Canada.

Previously, Julienne served as Vice President of Real Estate and Development where she oversaw the growth of Hyatt’s select service brands throughout the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Julienne held several positions within Marriott International’s Lodging Development group in Bethesda, MD and Newport Beach, CA, prior to joining Hyatt in 2005.

Julienne is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. She is an active member in several hospitality industry organizations including AH&LA’s Women in Lodging Group and AAHOA. Julienne is on the Board of Kaleidoscope, a non-profit child welfare agency that serves Chicago children and families impacted by abuse and neglect. Julienne is an avid reader, yoga enthusiast, traveler and adventurer. She currently resides in the city of Atlanta with her husband, two children and dog named Yogi.